The Hockey News Daily Dish: June 23

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Ryan Kennedy wraps up the late rounds from the draft.

Rory Boylen writes that the USHL is gaining momentum as an important development league.

Much like Vinny Lecavalier 10 years ago, the selection of Steven Stamkos has the Lightning on the road back to being a Cup contender.

Which first round picks will wear visors when they reach the NHL?

Even though the Quebec League didn't have a strong showing overall, Atlantic Canada was represented well.

News and Views…

Boston: Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe suggest the Bruins could already be talking contract with Marian Hossa. (more...)

Detroit: George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press writes that the Wings have plenty of players, but not enough roster spots to go around. (more...)

Nashville: John Glennon of the Tennessean writes that Shae Weber is close to signing a multi-year contract extension. (more...)

Philadelphia: Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes about newly acquired defenseman Steve Eminger’s coming out party in the playoffs. (more...)

St. Louis: Jeremy Rutherford of St. Louis Today writes that drafting Alex Pietrangelo and acquiring Chris Mason have the Blues in the right direction. (more...)

What’s on tap…

NHL unrestricted free agency starts July 1.

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